Gilstrap Family History

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Gilstrap Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place with a name such as Gil(l)sthorp(e), the first element being on Old English or Old Norse personal name, the second being Old Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘settlement’, or possibly an Anglicized form of a Danish habitational name from Gelstrup or Gølstrup in Jutland. The surname id found in SC, GA, and TX.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bidstrup, Gillard, Elstad, Olstad, Molstad, Milstead, Hillstead

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Gilstrap Family Origin

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Gilstrap Family Occupations

What did your Gilstrap ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilstrap. The most common Gilstrap occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Gilstrap's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gilstrap family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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Gilstrap Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gilstrap. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilstrap census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gilstrap. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gilstrap. For the veterans among your Gilstrap ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilstrap Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gilstrap life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gilstrap in 1941 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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